Ludhiana – Rupnagar Expressway – Information & Status Update

91 km Ludhiana – Rupnagar Expressway (NH-205K) by NHAI is an under construction 4-6 lane access-controlled highway with a route alignment connecting Manewal village on the Delhi – Amritsar Expressway with Bheora village near Rupnagar (Ropar) in Punjab.

This greenfield expressway also includes a 19.5 km spur to Kharar and is being developed under Bharatmala Pariyojana Phase 1. Its pre-feasibility report and DPR (Detailed Project Report) were prepared by SA Infrastructure.

  • Total Estimated Cost: Rs. 2792 Crore
  • Project’s Total Length: 116 km
  • Ludhiana – Ropar Expressway’s Length: 91 km
  • Pippal MajraKharar Spur’s Length: 19.5 km
  • Lanes: 4-6
  • ROW: 60m
  • Status: Land Acquisition and Bidding Underway
  • Land Requirement: 793 hectare
  • Deadline: March 2024
  • Owner: National Highways Authority of India (NHAI)
  • Project Model: HAM (Hybrid-Annuity Model)

Route Map

Ludhiana – Rupnagar – Kharar Expressway project in Punjab will connect 3 districts of Ludhiana, Rupnagar and Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar (SAS Nagar). It will start from the Delhi – Katra Expressway (NE-5) near village Manewal and terminate on NH-205 at Rupnagar near village Bheora. In addition, a spur will be built to connect village Pippal Majra and Kharar.

The following official map is from the government’s environment clearance site. The main expressway’s alignment is shown in red color while the spur is shown in aqua.

Tenders & Contractors

Ludhiana – Rupnagar – Kharar Expressway has been divided into 3 civil packages with a 24 month deadline. Current bid submission deadline is June 1 and technical bids are planned to be opened on April 30.

Package & ChainageStatus
Package 1 (37.70 km): Design chainage 0.000 to chainage 37.700GR Infraprojects (GRIL)
Package 2 (46.80 km): Design chainage 37.700 to chainage 66.000 AND Ludhiana Bypass (Ludhiana Ring Road) design chainage 0.000 to chainage 18.500Ceigall India Ltd (Rs. 1035 crore) (10 bids submitted)
Package 3 (44.50 km): Design chainage. 66.000 to chainage 91.000 AND spur to Kharar design chainage 0.000 to chainage 19.500IRCON International Ltd.

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